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St. Paul's Episcopal Church Newsletter

News This Week
WORSHIP THIS WEEK
SERVING THIS WEEK
BOOK OF ACTS BIBLE STUDY
LATER IN SEPTEMBER
CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS
HURRICANE RELIEF
INTERGENERATIONAL PEN PAL PROJECT
GRANT WRITER(S) NEEDED!
FOX HILL - NOTE LATEST ROOM CHANGE
EVENTS OF INTEREST
THE WAY OF ST. ANDREWS
MOVIE REFLECTION GROUP
THE WAY OF LOVE RESOURCE DAY
ALTAR GUILD IS LOOKING FOR MORE VOLUNTEERS!
ST. PAUL'S BOOK CLUB
FLOWER MEMORIALS
NEWCOMERS' LUNCHEON
PRAYER LIST
This Week at St. Paul's
September 15, 2019            
www.stpauls-dedham.org
(781) 326-4553

WORSHIP THIS WEEK

 
Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
 September 15, 2019 

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I

10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II
                                  
Service Hymns

470  "There's a wideness in G od's mercy"
448   "O love, how deep, how broad"
645   "The King of love my shepherd is"
40    "O Christ, you are both light and day"


SERVING THIS WEEK
 
*SERVICE PARTICIPANTS*
 
Altar Chapter: Mildred Phillips, Matt Harper-Nixon,  Lisa Matthews

Lay Eucharistic Minister 8:00 a.m.: Marcia Estabrook; 
10 a.m.: John Cianciarulo; Chuck Eliot
 
G reeters: Diana & George Nicholson; Jen & Joe Luszcz

Lector: Andrea O'Connell; Astrid Mackenzie
 
First Lesson:  Exodus 32:7-14

Second Lesson 1 Timothy 1:12-17

Flower Guild: Ginna Parker, Liesl Gilman

Fellowship Hour: The Greppins; Pen Jones

BOOK OF ACTS BIBLE STUDY
(Dates have been updated since last week)
Our Adult Forum series this year is a Bible Study designed for those who have read the Bible and others who are new to the concept of a Bible Study. Learn about the history and theology of the early Church and how this relates to your life in Christ in an encouraging, non-threatening atmosphere. We will gather in the Vestry Room after an opportunity to get some coffee and treats and say hello to our neighbors during the Fellowship Hour for a study lasting between 45 minutes to an hour on the listed days .  

Beginning Sunday, September 15th
 
Luke will be our guide as we relive the events of the early church. Catch the wind of the same spirit that brings renewed life to today's Christians. Participants will visit the key personalities, review their activities, reflect on their meaning, and discover their message to the Church today.
 
September 15th:      Prologue to the Acts of the Apostles
October 13th:          Preparing for the Church's Birth
October 27th:          The Birth of the Church
November 3rd:        The Power of the Gospel
November 10th        Challenges from Within and Without
November 17th:      Stephen, Front and Center
December 1st:        The Gospel Spreads Beyond Jerusalem
December 8th:        Into All the World
January 5th:           Antioch and Jerusalem
January 12th:         Barnabas and Paul
January 19th:         On to Macedonia and Philippi
January 26th:         Paul Upsets the Empire
February 2nd:         Riots and Encouragement
February 9th :         Story Without End
 

LATER IN SEPTEMBER
 
 

Join us for a special "Open House" Fellowship Hour
 
         Sunday 9/22 at the Rectory, following 10:00 a.m. Worship
 

 

 
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
           Sunday, September 29th following 10 a.m. service
 
We will be blessing our furry and feathered friends - please consider bringing your pet for a special blessing on this day.  We will gather following Worship outside for a  celebration of the life of all creatures
 
      CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS


We are excited to begin a new year with
 the children of St. Paul's! 
 
Block 1 dates are as follows: 9/15, 9/22, 10/6, 10/13, 11/3, 11/10, and 11/25. A group activity will be offered on 9/29. (Note, no church school on 10/20 or 10/27.)
   
Teachers for block 1 are Anne Mueller (preK/Kindergarten), Megan Soares (grades 1-3), and Phil McCarley (grades 4-6). 
 
Children are welcome to join church school on any Sunday, and parents are welcome to join the class if it makes their child more comfortable. Please reach out to Rachel Miller ( rachelmiller.editor@gmail.com ) with any questions about church school.
 
EPISCOPAL RELIEF & DEVELOPMENT
HURRICANE RELIEF
Episcopal Relief & Development
is working closely with dioceses in the path of Hurricane Dorian. You can help provide affected communities with immediate and long-term support. Please find more information and contribute to our Hurricane Relief Fund by clicking here.  

INTERGENERATIONAL PEN PAL PROJECT AT ST. PAUL'S 
Do you remember how excited you were when you were a child and received a letter addressed to you in the mail?
 
Our Pen Pal project was such a success last year-we're hoping to do the same this year-but with a twist - the church school children will know who their pen pal is, but the adults will not!
 
Like last year, we will begin at the end of September Parishioners are invited to become a secret pen-pal with a Sunday School student at church. The change is this: This year, your student's identity will remain a secret-until a Grand Reveal-at the Thanksgiving Pot-Luck Dinner  at 4:00 p.m. on November 24 th .
 
How it works

Sign up for a "pen pal" on Sundae Sunday (September 8 th ), or call the Parish Office if you will not be there that day and would like to have a pen pal.

Beginning September 29 th there will be "mailboxes" located in the Fellowship Hall. One box will list your name and the other will read simply "Secret Pen Pal of (your name) .

When you come to church, place a note/postcard/letter in your pen pal's box.

Check your own to see if you have received something.

A list of questions for you and your student to answer is provided (you can make up your own topic or question if you would prefer). You can write about anything.

If you miss a week-not to worry-we don't always get mail....even at home.

If you are going to be absent more than a couple of weeks, you may drop off your letter/postcard/note to the Parish Office (or hand it to one of the Sunday School teachers or Rev. Melanie) and they will put it in the box for you.

This continues until our "Grand Reveal" at our Thanksgiving Pot-Luck Dinner at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 24 th , when you will discover the name of your pen pal.
 
Suggested topics for Pen Pals (These are only suggestions-you can write about anything you choose)
 
September 29 th :  What was your favorite toy as a child?
October 6 th :  Did you have a pet when you were growing up?
October 13 th :  What was your favorite subject when you were in school? Why?
October 20 th :  Do you have a hobby/talent?
October 27 th :  If you could go anywhere-where would you go?
November 3 rd :  What kind of things do you pray for?
November 10 th :  What is one fact about you most people do not know?
November 17 th :  What is your favorite part of Thanksgiving and/or what is your  favorite Thanksgiving food?  
GRANT WRITER(s) NEEDED!

WE'RE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR A PERSON
WITH GRANT WRITING EXPERTISE
 
St. Paul's Vestry is looking for someone who has grant writing skills and would like to employ them on behalf of our parish.  If you are interested, please contact Mary Jane Devins at  maryjanedevins@gmail.com
Matt Harper-Nixon at  mharpernixon@gmail.com or 
Rev. Melanie at  mmccarley@stpauls-dedham.org

Your gifts and talents could be a tremendous blessing to our church!
 
HOLY EUCHARIST AT FOX HILL
PLEASE NOTE ANOTHER ROOM CHANGE!

          HOLY EUCHARIST AT FOX HILL
 
    will take place at 2:45 p.m .  
PRIVATE DINING ROOM
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

September 9
September 23
October 21
October 28
        November 4       
November 18
        December 2       
 December 16
EVENTS OF INTEREST

Episcopal City Mission and the Cathedral Church of St. Paul (138 Tremont Street) in Boston are co-sponsoring, along with Comite TPS Massachusetts, a screening of the film "The Last Dream" on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m.  This documentary play depicts the feelings and experiences of children with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) parents; a discussion will follow with the Massachusetts TPS Committee (Comite TPS) about concrete action steps to support TPS.  Find the event on Facebook here. FOR INFORMATION:  Cathedral Church of St. Paul (617-482-5800, ext. 221 or kvetiac@diomass.org
).



Events nationwide this year are marking 400 years since enslaved Africans were first landed in North America Locally, the Massachusetts Council of Churches is coordinating "
May We Forever Stand," an ecumenical worship service at which people of faith will gather to honor ancestors, commemorate 400 years of black resiliency and pray for an end to systemic racial injustice.  All are welcome. 
The service takes place on Friday, Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m., at the Greater Framingham Community Church (44 Franklin Street) in Framingham.  


 
THE WAY OF ST. ANDREWS
PILGRIMAGE MEETING SEPTEMBER 19th






Are you interested in learning more about The Way of St Andrews in Scotland? We are planning a pilgrimage for the summer of 2020 where we will walk from Edinburgh to St. Andrews. Along the way we will learn about the history of Scotland and build connections with the Scottish Episcopal Church. We are currently in the planning stages and will be choosing the best route as well as the dates for the pilgrimage at our meeting on Thursday, September 19th at 6:00 p.m. at St. Paul's. Even if you are not certain you would like to walk and simply want to learn more about the spiritual discipline of making a pilgrimage, please join us.
  MOVIE REFLECTION GROUP 

The Queen is coming!

DOWNTON ABBEY

 
Sunday, September 22nd, 3:40 p.m.
DEDHAM SHOWCASE AT LEGACY PLACE

Join us for the movies. On Sunday, September 22 nd , we will be going to Legacy Place Cinema de Lux to see Downton  Abbey. Please note the different venue for this month's movie. However, following the show we will return to our old haunt "The Dedham House of Pizza" for dinner and discussion. Please plan to join us. Because there are plenty of lovers of Downton Abbey (and, being the Anglophiles that we are, we are seeing it on its opening weekend), we suggest you purchase your tickets in advance. You may do so by clicking on the  following link:

 
 
            
MOVIE REFLECTION GROUP 
 
If you enjoy the movies....this is the group for you

O nce a month (late Sunday afternoon) we will venture to the Dedham
Community Theater at 580 High Street to see a movie. No need to  RSVP, simply arrive for the movie and look for Reverend McCarley.  Following the movie we will adjourn to a local eating establishment  to reflect on the themes, acting, directing of the movie.
THE WAY OF LOVE RESOURCE DAY
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th
The Way of Love is an invitation from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, who believes our vocation is to live as the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement. It outlines a rule of life in support of our commitment to follow Jesus. Through making an intentional commitment to a set of practices:  Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, and Rest, together we can grow more deeply with Jesus Christ at the center of our lives, so we can bear witness to his way of love in and for the world.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, OR TO REGISTER,

ALTAR GUILD IS LOOKING FOR MORE VOLUNTEERS!
Are you willing to help set the table for 2 weeks?
 
 
We're looking to expand our volunteers for the Altar Guild. We will happily train you-and you needn't worry about things being perfect. Rev. Melanie is very kind and can deal with any mishap that might occur. This is an activity that you can do with friends, spouse or a family. It's a wonderful way to learn more about our celebration of Holy Communion and deepen your faith as well.
 
Please e-mail Melissa Quinn at mquinn@stpauls-dedham.org or Mary Jane Devins at  maryjanedevins@gmail.com.
 
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ST. PAUL'S BOOK CLUB
 

   St. Paul's Book Club meets
Wednesday, October 2nd at 7:00 p.m.

at Maggi Lamb's house    
                   1308 Station Circle, Dedham
 
              



Our next novel will be:


                                    by Fredrik Backman (2016)

Elsa is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is seventy-seven years old and crazy--as in standing-on-the-balcony-firing-paintball-guns-at-strangers crazy. She is also Elsa's best, and only, friend. At night Elsa takes refuge in her grandmother's stories, in the Land-of-Almost-Awake and the Kingdom of Miamas, where everybody is different and nobody needs to be normal. When Elsa's grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters apologizing to people she has wronged, Elsa's greatest adventure begins. Her grandmother's instructions lead her to an apartment building full of drunks, monsters, attack dogs, and old crones but also to the truth about fairy tales and kingdoms and a grandmother like no other. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry is told with the same comic accuracy and beating heart as Fredrik Backman's bestselling debut novel, A Man Called Ove. It is a story about life and death and one of the most important human rights: the right to be different.

FLOWER MEMORIALS




OPEN DATES FOR FLOWER MEMORIALS
ON THE ALTAR AND JANE CLARK TABLE

                                 Altar:   9/22 
     Jane Clark Table:  9/15, 9/22, 10/6, 10/13

Contact Melissa at 781.326.4553 or mquinn@stpauls-dedham.org
 
ARTICLE HEADLINE
The Rev. Melanie McCarley & St. Paul's Wardens
invite you to a 

 
Sunday, October 20, 2019
Immediately following the 10:00 a.m. service at the rectory
73 Court Street, Dedham
The yellow house next to the church
 
Whether you have been here a week or a year, we are thankful to have you at St. Paul's. Please join us and find out more about St. Paul's and what we can do for you. If you cannot attend and there is any way we can be of service to you, please contact Melanie at 781-326-4553 or 
 
Complimentary child care is available.

Kindly reply by October 13 
to Matt Harper-Nixon at
 

 
PRAYER LIST

Parishioners:  
Lee Bliss
Ken Burt  
Ginny Corliss
Betty Leonard
Harry McCracken
Sydney Sowles  
   
Friends and family of parishioners:   
Iris Bergdall, cousin of Andrew Tittler
Kevin Bowen, friend of Mary Jane & Jim Devins 
Patrick Bunn
Michelle Curly, friend of those at Fox Hill
Mabel Dudeney, family of Lucy Dudeney
Karen Ellett, friend of Julie & Andrew Tittler
Karen Gray, sister of Andrea O'Connell
Christopher Haff, nephew of Polly Pierce
Amy Hanson, niece of Andrea O'Connell
Sean Harper, cousin of Melanie McCarley
Becky Johnson, friend of Maggi Lamb
Elnora Johnson, sister of Sheila Johnson
Pamela Kalt, friend of Andrea O'Connell
Gabe Kerr, son of The Rev. Cheryl Kerr
Joey Lambert, friend of Chuck & Nancy Eliot  
Keith Mahle, friend of the Rev. Melanie 
Dave Myers, relative of Lucy Dudeney
Steve Njuguna, brother of Amy Ranji
Timmy Palthey, grandson of John & Regina Adams
The Patch Family, friends of Lucy Dudeney
Clare Pritchett, cousin of Andrea O'Connell
Lee Rantzow, f riend of Olivia & Burt Hurlock
Luciana Rivera, friend of the Soule family
Martha Smick, friend of Nancy McKelvy
Deirdre Spada, niece of Nick Spada
Julia Spencer, friend of Pen & Sally Jones
Noni Spindler, friend of Beatrice Dole
Cindy St. Peter, mother of Sara St. Peter
Frank and Betty Stern, friends of Mike & Karen Gorton
Maria Ware-McGuiness, sister of Nanette Diaute
Karen Wango, sister of Amy Ranji
Kayla Whitlock, niece of Charles & Nancy Eliot
Mark Williams, friend of Sharyn Duncan
 
We pray for those serving in our Armed Forces, especially Luke Heier, nephew of Barbara Millen, serving with the Special Forces, and James Corliss, grandson of Ginny Corliss,  and commend them to you for their bravery, their patriotism, and their honor. We ask that those who serve our country today may be kept in your everlasting love and that comfort and encouragement might be given to their families. We pray for peace and ask that your holy will might prevail among all people, and your name be exalted forever.

We pray for those who have died, especially Bob Lawrence, beloved husband of Patsy Lawrence.
   
We pray for peace in the war-torn regions of our world and for all who have lost homes and loved ones due to violence or natural disasters.  
 
We pray for our Bishops Alan Gates and Gayle Harris.
 
Your prayers and support are greatly appreciated.
 
Regards,


The Rev. Melanie McCarley
Rector